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AMICO Technology Committee

Application Guidelines for the Creation of
Dublin Core Metadata Records for AMICO Library Media Files (BLOBS).

DRAFT
1997/11/12

J. Trant and D. Bearman
Archives & Museum Informatics
Comments to jtrant@archimuse.com

Purpose

In addition to contributing structured text records that document works of art, members of AMICO will be adding images, extended unstructured or marked-up texts, multimedia, sound and other associated documentation in the form of BLOBS [binary objects] to The AMICO Library. A metadata record will accompany each one of these files.

Premises

  • A Dublin Core metadata set (consisting of as many as fifteen or as few as two repeatable elements), will be made for each document, image, sound file or other BLOB and for the each of sources from which they were derived.
  • The Relationship element is used to record a relationship between objects, e.g. between each version of a digital image file, or between the work of art, and its associated documentation.
  • Terminology will be drawn from existing controlled vocabulary sources (AAT) or submitted for inclusion
  • A proposal is made below for Format SubElements, which if not adopted by the DC community will become AMICO.[element name] rather than DC.[element name]

NOTE: A separate mapping will be made between the Dublin Core and the full AMICO data specification for describing works of art that are depicted or documented in the BLOBs described in this manner.

Dublin Core Definitions, given in italics, are drawn from the "Dublin Core Metadata Element Set: Reference Description", Last modified 1997-11-02, and available at http://purl.oclc.org/metadata/dublin_core_elements


DC Element DC SubElement Definition and AMICO BLOB Application Example
DC.Title
 
DC: The name given to the resource by the creator or publisher

AMICO: Not used

 
DC.Creator
 
DC: The person or organization primarily responsible for creating the intellectual content of the resource
 
 
DC.Creator.

PersonalName

AMICO: The name of the creator of the image, multimedia file or associated document.
  • Alan Newman
 
DC.Creator.

CorporateName

AMICO: The name of the institution the creator of the image, multimedia file or associated doucment is afilliated with. If a personal name is not recorded above, institutional name must be present
  • Art Institute of Chicago
 
DC.Creator.Role AMICO: The role played in the creation of the image, multimedia file or associated document
  • scanner
  • author
DC.Subject and Keywords
 
DC: The topic of the resource. Typically, subject will be expressed as keywords or phrases that describe the subject or content of the resource. The use of controlled vocabularies and formal classification schemas is encouraged

AMICO: Not used

 
DC.Description
 
DC: A textual description of the content of the resource, including abstracts in the case of document-like objects or content descriptions in the case of visual resources

AMICO: If desired, record the aspect of the work depicted [view], or an abstract or description of the content of a text, video or sound file

  • detail of lower left corner
  • view of verso
DC.Publisher
 
DC: The entity responsible for making the resource available in its present form, such as a publishing house, a university department, or a corporate entity

AMICO: The name of the institution that contributed the file to The AMICO Library

  • Art Institute of Chicago
DC.Other Contributor
 
DC: A person or organization not specified in a creator element who has made significant intellectual contributions to the resource but whose contribution is secondary to any person or organization specified in a Creator Element (for example, editor, transcriber, and illustrator).
 
 
DC.Contributor.

PersonalName

AMICO: The Name of any other individual that contributed to the creation of the thing documented
  • Julie Zeftel
 
DC.Contributor.

CorporateName

AMICO: The Name of any other corporate body that contributed to the creation of the thing documented, OR the corporate body with which the individual contributor is affiliated
  • Art Institute of Chicago
 
DC.Contributor.

Role

The role played in the creation of the thing.
  • image editor
  • editor
DC.Date
 
DC: The date the resource was made available in its present form...

AMICO: The date this document was created, this photograph scanned, this multimedia program released or this version of an associated document completed

  • 1997/10/23
DC.Resource Type
 
DC: The category of the resource, such as home page, novel, poem, working paper, technical report, essay, dictionary.

AMICO: The type of associated resource, drawn from the AAT

  • slide
  • photograph
  • digital image
  • sound
  • video
  • article
  • correspondence
  • interview
  • monograph
  • exhibition catalogue
  • instructional material
  • commentary
DC.Format
 
DC: The data format of the resource, used to identify the software and possibly hardware that might be needed to display or operate the resource. ...
 
 
DC.Format.

Mode

AMICO: The mode of representation of the data in the associated file.
  • bit-mapped
  • vector
  • video
  • sound
  • text
 
DC.Format.

Encoding

AMICO: The scheme by which the associated file is encoded.
  • ASCII
  • SGML
  • GIF
  • PICT
  • PhotoCD
  • PhotoShop
  • EPS
  • Beta
  • VHS
  • Super8
 
DC.Format.

Medium

AMICO: The medium on which the associated file is stored. Used only when medium is removable and stored separately?
  • film
  • 1/2 inch video
  • CD-ROM
  • CD-R
  • audio tape
  • magnetic disk
 
DC.Format.

ColorPalette

AMICO: The color palette with which the associated image or information is rendered.
  • black and white
  • 24 bit color
  • 8 bit color
 
DC.Format.

ColorMetric

AMICO: The color metric within which the associated image or information is rendered
  • CMYK
  • RGB
  • ICE
 
DC.Format.

Dimensions

AMICO: The Size of the associated
  • 4 x 5 inches
  • 1024 x 768 pixels
  • 16mm
  • 16 pp
 
DC.Format.

FileSize

AMICO: The Size of the associated digital file
  • 10KB
  • 40MB
 
DC.Format.

Compression

AMICO: The method of compression used with this file format
  • JPEG
  • MPEG
  • LZW
  • QuickTime
DC.Resource Identifier
 
DC: String or number used to uniquely identify the resource. Examples for networked resources include URLs and URNs (when implemented). Other globally-unique identifiers, such as International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN) or other formal names would also be candidates for this element in the case of off-line resources

AMICO: The identifier assigned to this document by the contributing institution, preceded by an institutional abbreviation to ensure uniqueness.

AIC #19872493
DC.Source
 
DC: A string or number used to uniquely identify the work from which this resource was derived, if applicable.

AMICO: Not used: This information is recorded in Relation

 
DC.Language
 
DC: Language(s) of the intellectual content of the resource. Where practical, the content of this field should coincide with RFC 1766. See: http://ds.Internic.net/rfc/rfc1766.Txt

AMICO: Not used for visual materials. For audio, or text, record the language

  • en
  • de
  • fr
DC.Relation
 
DC: The relationship of this resource to other resources. The intent of this element is to provide a means to express relationships among resources that have formal relationships to others, but exist as discrete resources themselves. For example, images in a document, chapters in a book, or items in a collection ...

AMICO: Used to record relationships between originals and their digital surrogates, and between differing versions of digital surrogates

 
 
DC.Relation.Type AMICO: Record the formal relationship between this resource and any from which it was derived.
  • photographed from
  • scanned from
  • sampled from
  • converted from
 
DC.Relation.

Identifier

AMICO: The Resource Identifier of original work
 
DC.Coverage
 
DC: The spatial and/or temporal characteristics of the resource.

AMICO: Not used

 
DC. Rights
 
DC: A link to a copyright notice, to a rights-management statement, or to a service that would provide information about terms of access to the resource.

AMICO: Record a copyright statement, or release for this version of the original

  • Copyright Art Institute of Chicago
  • Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Rights granted for non-profit educational use only.
Examples

The examples below illustrate a group of four related metadata records. Only their content has been represented. As they are relatively simple, the question of how to group multiple repeating groups of sub-elements has been ignored.

 
Example 1: AIC Source photographic transparency
DC.Creator.PersonalName: Philip Philm

DC.Creator.Role: photographer

DC.Publisher: Art Institute of Chicago

DC.Date: 1996/04/30

DC.Resource Type: photograph

DC.Format.Medium: transparency film

DC.Format.ColorPalette: color

DC.Format.Dimensions: 4 x 5 inches

DC.Resource Identifier: AIC #1987:249-3

DC.Relation.Type: photographed from

DC.Relation.Identifier: AIC1987:249

DC.Rights: Copyright Art Institute of Chicago

Example 2: AIC original Digital image, scanned by Sam Scanner, Art Institute of Chicago, on June 6,1997 from the above 4x5 transparency

DC.Creator.PersonalName: Sam Scanner

DC.Creator.Role: scanner operator

DC.Publisher: Art Institute of Chicago

DC.Contributor.PersonalName: Jane Blue

DC.Contributor.Role: color editor

DC.Contributor.PersonalName: John Cropper

DC.Contributor.Role: image editor

DC.Date: 1997/06/30

DC.Resource Type: digital image

DC.Format.Mode: bit-mapped

DC.Format.Encoding: TIFF

DC.Format.Medium: CD-R

DC.Format.ColorPalette: 24 bit color

DC.Format.ColourMetric: RGB

DC.Format.Dimensions: 3000 x 2000 pixels

DC.Format.FileSize: 14.4 MB

DC.Format.Compression: none

DC.Resource Identifier: AIC1987:249-3-1

DC.Relation.Type: scanned from

DC.Relation.Identifier: AIC #1987:249-3

DC.Rights: Copyright Art Institute of Chicago

Example 3: Derived image created from the above scan, for contribution to The AMICO Library

DC.Creator.PersonalName: Simon Sampler

DC.Creator.Role: image editor

DC.Publisher: Art Institute of Chicago

DC.Contributor.PersonalName: Jane Blue

DC.Contributor.Role: color editor

DC.Date: 1997/10/10

DC.Resource Type: digital image

DC.Format.Mode: bit-mapped

DC.Format.Encoding: TIFF

DC.Format.Medium: magnetic disk

DC.Format.ColorPalette: 24 bit color

DC.Format.ColourMetric: RGB

DC.Format.Dimensions: 1024 x 768 pixels

DC.Format.FileSize: 1.8 MB

DC.Format.Compression: none

DC.Resource Identifier: AIC #1987:249-3-1-2

DC.Relation.Type: sampled from

DC.Relation.Identifier: AIC #1987:249-3-1

DC.Rights: Copyright Art Institute of Chicago


Example 4: An RLG sampled Thumbnail, made from the AIC contributed image.
Creator.Name: Debabelizer, v. 1.6.5

Creator.Role: image editor

DC.Publisher: Research Libraries Group

DC.Date: 1997/10/10

DC.Resource Type: digital image

DC.Resource Identifier: AIC #1987:249-3-1-2A

DC.Format.Mode: bit-mapped

DC.Format.Encoding: GIF

DC.Format.Medium: magnetic disk

DC.Format.ColorPalette: 8 bit color

DC.Format.ColourMetric: RGB

DC.Format.Dimensions: 100 x 75 pixels

DC.Format.FileSize: 420 KB

DC.Format.Compression: LZW

DC.Relation.Type: sampled from

DC.Relation.Identifier: AIC #1987:249-3-1-2

DC.Rights: Copyright Art Institute of Chicago, reproduction permitted for educational, non-commercial uses only.


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